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Aaron's rod

noun
1.
a rod, inscribed with the name of Aaron, that miraculously blossomed and yielded almonds. Num. 17:8. Previously, the rod had changed into a serpent. Ex. 7:10.
2.
any of various plants having a tall, flowering stem, as the goldenrod or mullein.
3.
a smooth-stemmed herb, Thermopsis caroliniana, found from North Carolina to Georgia, having yellow flowers in stiffly erect clusters and hoary pods.
4.
Architecture. a convex molding having regularly spaced representations of leaves or scrollwork.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35 for non-Biblical use
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Aaron's rod

noun
1.
the rod used by Aaron in performing a variety of miracles in Egypt. It later blossomed and produced almonds (Numbers 17)
2.
a widespread Eurasian scrophulariaceous plant, Verbascum thapsus, having woolly leaves and tall erect spikes of yellow flowers
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